Chili Bread

Chili Bread | The Foodwright

Happy Sunday, friends! Today in Utah we’re celebrating the victory of BYU over Boise State last night. Whew…what a game! (and that’s coming from someone who literally knows absolutely nothing about football) I maybe just watched for the popcorn. The plain, sad, buttery truth.

Chili Bread | The Foodwright

Also happening today: installment TWO of this weekend’s blogging venture: chili bread!

My mom is a bread-making queen, and this is one of her specialties. With just a few adjustments, I recreated her famous bread and am sharing it with you today!

It’s seasoned with coriander, chili powder, garlic salt, and cumin. The spices aren’t overpowering, but are a really nice savory addition to an incredibly soft, fluffy, and hearty bread.

This bread has some serious fluff. It’s incredible.

Chili Bread | The Foodwright

I really just can’t even begin to explain how absolutely divine it is.

I also won’t tell you how much of it Brig and I have eaten in the past two days.

All of it. 

Chili Bread | The Foodwright

Makes one loaf


1 1/2 c warm water

1 T active dry yeast

4 c flour

2 T olive oil

2 T honey

1 t chili powder

1/4 t cumin

1/2 t garlic salt

1/4 t coriander

1 t salt

shredded monterey jack cheese, for sprinkling on top


Combine warm water and yeast in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes to activate & get foamy. Add in honey and olive oil.

In a bowl fitted for a stand mixer, whisk together the flour, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, coriander, and salt. With a dough hook attachment, slowly incorporate the dry and the wet, mixing until thoroughly combined. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour until the dough is scraping the sides of the bowl. Knead for 5 minutes.

Shape in a round loaf and place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise in a warm area until double in size.

Sprinkle the top with cheese, pressing the cheese in just a little, & bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.

Chili Bread | The Foodwright

xo, Lucia

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  • Reply
    Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures
    September 17, 2015 at 10:44 am

    This sounds beyond comforting for a chilly fall day like today!

    • Reply
      September 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Gotta love bread & its comforting abilities 🙂

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